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Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

    The Lamar City Council held a brief, regular meeting on Monday, September 10th.  The council approved the risk advisory group (CIRSA) Worker’s Compensation quote of $5,000 for the deductible and premium for 2019.  The renewal quote for the city’s property/casualty contribution was also approved.  Although it was higher than the previous year, it […]

City Council Votes Against 6th Street Broadband Tower

City Council Votes Against 6th Street Broadband Tower

    The Lamar City Council, on a four to three ballot, voted against erecting a 100 foot tall wireless broadband communication tower at 207 South 6th Street in Lamar.  The address is in a C-2 zoning district.  NE Colorado Cellular, Inc, d/b/a Viaero Wireless and Mountain Tower & Land LLC, submitted an application which […]

CTO Hosts Regional Listening Sessions for Tourism Development

CTO Hosts Regional Listening Sessions for Tourism Development

Cathy Ritter, Director of the Colorado Tourism Office, held a listening session in Lamar, which combined facts detailing the demographics of tourists who visit the state each year with comments from residents on what could attract visitors to their section of the state. Lamar was one of numerous stops planned by the Tourism Office and […]

Amtrak Officials Return to Lamar, Discuss Rail Upgrade Strategies

Amtrak Officials Return to Lamar, Discuss Rail Upgrade Strategies

The Tiger VIII Funding grant for 2016 for BNSF railroad track improvements was passed over for 2016. Members of the Southwest Chief Commission are requesting a debriefing from CDOT officials to determine why, in light of past awards on Tiger Grant VI and VII applications in the previous two years.  Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, […]

Colorado Tourism Sets All-Time Records for Visitation and Spending in 2015

Colorado Tourism Sets All-Time Records for Visitation and Spending in 2015

DENVER (July 20, 2016) – The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) today announced that Colorado once again set all-time records for total visitors, visitor spending and tax generation in 2015, welcoming 77.7 million visitors who spent $19.1 billion and generated $1.13 billion in state and local tax revenue. This is the fifth consecutive year the CTO […]

Colorado Tourism Sets All-Time Records for Visitation and Spending in 2015

Colorado Tourism Sets All-Time Records for Visitation and Spending in 2015

DENVER – Weds., July 20, 2016 – The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) today announced that Colorado once again set all-time records for total visitors, visitor spending and tax generation in 2015, welcoming 77.7 million visitors who spent $19.1 billion and generated $1.13 billion in state and local tax revenue. This is the fifth consecutive year […]

Council Approves Replacement Equipment for Fire Department

Council Approves Replacement Equipment for Fire Department

The council authorized the purchase of a breathing air compressor with fill station for the Lamar Fire Department. Chief Burkhart explained that the current model, now 21 years old, has a failed compressor and will no longer charge the breathing apparatus used by the department.  The item, estimated at $51,502 is not a budgeted item […]

25 Year Anniversary for Lamar Welcome Center

25 Year Anniversary for Lamar Welcome Center

Area residents enjoyed a tour of the Lamar Welcome Center during its 25th anniversary, come and go open house, Tuesday, June 14th.  Tourists making a stop at the Center also  enjoyed the refreshments that accompanied information from the staff regarding where they were and what they would find at their destination during their visit to Colorado. […]